Applications to become a 2022-23 Screening Partner are currently closed. The information and guidelines below are for reference only.
Screening Partner applications for the 2022-2023 Southern Circuit season are open through May 3, 2022.
Bring independent documentary filmmakers to your community for screenings and conversations around powerful stories and the art of filmmaking. Screening Partners are partner organizations that present Southern Circuit screenings, Q&As, and other filmmaker engagements with the community. Screening Partners develop screening audiences through strategic marketing and partnerships. As a group, they participate in the film selection process and discuss programming/marketing strategies for each film. Screening Partners act as hosts to touring filmmakers, providing recommendations for travel, lodging, and dining.
South Arts coordinates filmmaker tours and provides marketing materials for each film. South Arts recognizes the value of filmmaker participation by providing an honorarium for each filmmaker’s tour, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Screening Partners must be nonprofit, educational, or governmental organizations residing in the South Arts region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). Southern Circuit Screening Partners have included schools, churches, arts centers, municipalities, and other organizations, serving audiences of all ages.
Southern Circuit is invested in partnering with Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the South Arts region. To discuss a potential partnership, please contact Jordan Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 874-7244, Ext. 824.
Southern Circuit prioritizes featuring Southern filmmakers and stories. We are committed to presenting films by filmmakers of color, LGBTQ+ filmmakers, and filmmakers with disabilities. Selected filmmakers should have an ethical relationship with the topics and individuals/communities represented in their work. We are invested in including emerging and first-time filmmakers.
Screening Partners are provided a Southern Circuit Film Guide with potential selections for the season. Screening Partners work together to select six films that will tour to all Screening Partners. The Southern Circuit Film Selection Meeting will be held June 9-10, 2022. At least one representative from your organization will be required to participate.
After reviewing the Southern Circuit guidelines, submit an application to become a Screening Partner.Screening Partner Application
Non-profit, educational, and governmental organizations (i.e. Screening Partners) that host the 2022-2023 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers are required to:
For more information, contact Jordan Young at email@example.com or call 404.874.7244 x824.Email Us